Tag Archives: woodletter

‘Ampersands’ wood type print by New North Press

Our friends over at  New North Press, Richard Ardagh and Graham Bignell, have created a new letterpress print from a range of wood type ampersands. The damped paper was blind embossed revealing the shapes of the type blocks themselves, then it was flipped and printed with a clear varnish showing the mirror image of their […]

World’s Largest Printing Type?

Brooklyn-based typographer  Nick Sherman has just created what he believes to be the world’s largest printing type. Standing at 576 lines pica (8 feet) tall, I’m inclined to agree! Nick designed, produced, and printed these wooden letters for the Wood Type Evolved exhibition at Columbia College Chicago. More images showing the process employed to create […]

New North Press – Wilton’s 150th Anniversary poster

Richard Ardagh of Elephants Graveyard directed me to this delightful short movie showing him printing – ably assisted by Graham Bignell of New North Press – some letterpress posters, on an Albion Press. This poster, to commemorate the 150th Aniversary of Wilton’s Music Hall, is available for purchase along with other letterpress printed items via […]

Woodletter samples from the Typoretum

I am in the midst of taking proofs of my entire collection of woodletter and it has become a monumental undertaking! In the meantime I have designed and printed a poster that, although not exhaustive, shows the primary type styles held within my collection. The range of type styles is matched by the wide range […]

Letterpress Christmas card range 2008

The gas lamps in the Typoretum have been burning late into the night, over recent weeks, but we are now delighted to introduce the fruits of our labour: a suitably festive selection of letterpress cards. All of these cards are now available for purchase via our website at www.typoretum.co.uk/christmas.html and a brief rationale for each […]

A ‘hot printing’ homage to H.N. Werkman

Whilst continuing to work on the Wharfedale, and covered in a great deal of grease, I recalled a print that I made to commemorate my acquisition of this fine press in May 2004. It was created using the technique of ‘hot printing’ developed by the Dutch artist, typographer, printer and hero of mine; H.N. Werkman. […]